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Waco Texas: Sunday Biker Gang Shooting Leaves Nine Dead, 18 Injured

Posted on the 18 May 2015 by Mikeb302000
Local news
Rival motorcycle gangs turned a local restaurant into a shooting gallery Sunday afternoon and when the gunfire was over, nine people were dead and 18 were injured.
Waco police Sunday afternoon, assisted by Department of Public Safety troopers, police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff's Office were surrounding the Twin Peaks Restaurant, in the Central Texas Market Place after several people were reported shot during a rival motorcycle gang fight.
Police initially said three gangs were involved, but later said factions from at least five gangs took part in the melee.
Police and troopers were in the parking lot trying to secure the area and protect citizens when a fight broke out inside the restaurant and spilled into the parking lot.
Swanton said the fight quickly escalated from fists and feet to chains, clubs and knives, then to gunfire. Gang members were shooting at each other and officers at the scene fired their weapons, as well.
Swanton said officers recovered more than 100 weapons from the scene and there were several vehicles that had bullet holes in them.
Dan Zimmerman of The Truth about Guns had this to say: "Why do we carry guns? This is why:"
I'd like to know what good Dan and his gun would have been able to offer.

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